Greatest Family in the World
SAying for the Day: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
I have the most wonderful family in the world. I do!
First of all there is my wife Betty who is and has been my lover, my friend, my nurse, my driver, my cook, mother of my children and an inspiration in the faith. She is the closest thing to angel that a human being can be. Over all these years she has put up with my foolishness, my temper, and all my other failings ( too many to detail here). I can not imagine life without her.
Then there is my daughter Pennie. She lives in the other half of this duplex. She sold her house so we could buy this one because she knew we wanted to be near her and the boys. When we were in Crystal Falls she often drove up to give her mother a hand. Now she cuts the grass and goes shopping with Betty to those stores I would rather not go. There is no better daughter.
My sons Peter and Patrick visit often and do all the things that Betty and I can’t do. They never complain about the things we ask of them. Like Pennie they used to make the long drive up to Crystal Falls often. They celebrate their holidays with us . One could not ask for better sons.
My oldest sister calls every week to see how I am despite the fact that I haven’t always been nice to her. She is something special.
The only bad part of this family is me. That’s what makes it so wonderful. They still love me.
Imagine that. They love me.
@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.– The only reminder of the strange cold spell in Pigeon Falls is that there is still ice on the Lake of the Loons. It froze so deep during that time that it has only begun to thaw. If you go there you might see the strangest sight. There a couple of deer that seem to like sliding on the ice. They run as fast as they can onto the lake the stop short and slide. The thin layer of water on top of the ice makes it really slippery. The deer really seem to be enjoying the activity.
Jack’s Sauna is now back in operation and being well used. Jack figures business will even be better when Tommy TW’s book comes out. If “Murder in the Sauna” is a big seller Jack figures people will want to come and see the Sauna that was the inspiration for the book. He might even see if he can get Tommy TW to hold a book signing session in the Sauna ( well not the heated part).
Eino is still trying to find a reasonable explanation for Pigeon Falls little Fall Winter. Why did all the pigeons leave? Where did the deer go? These are questions he would like to get answered. None of it makes any sense. There has to be a rational explanation for all of it. So Eino is spending time doing research on the internet.
Today's Link-Part of the Process- A good guy with my gag reflex.
Aside from doing my blog entry this morning I spent the rest of the day in the basement. I finished three little tables so the base for the new layout is done. I began sorting my G scale cars to sell on E-Bay, every car a memory. Bertty went to the dentist. So I missed my soaps. I missed reading blogs, I missed playing with the dog. But I finished the tables. Now I need a breathing treatment.